Dedicated to Conservative Values: Meet Rachel Hazelip
My name is Rachel Hazelip and I was raised right here in our very own Canyon County. As your new Republican Youth Committeewoman, I wanted to take a minute an introduce myself.
I was raised in a Christian home but made the personal decision to live for Jesus my senior year of high school and have found a church home at Mountain Heights Calvary Chapel. I was homeschooled and raised in the remarkable Idaho homeschool community. Here I spent quite a bit of time at the Boise Capitol for events, peaceful rallies, or simply walking around and appreciating the beauty of the building owned by Idahoan taxpayers.
Educational Achievement and Professional Growth
I graduated from high school in 2014 and immediately enrolled in classes at the College of Western Idaho (CWI), where I successfully earned associate degrees in Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Liberal Arts. Subsequently, I transferred to Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) in 2017, where I graduated magna cum laude in 2020 with bachelor’s degrees in History and International Studies. Following that achievement, I continued my academic journey by completing a Masters in Public Policy with a specialization in International Affairs.
Upon graduation, I had the privilege of working as a teacher and educational tutor for junior high and high school students. Currently, I am pursuing my PhD in Public Policy with a focus on Chinese Affairs. My passion lies in working with people, educating, and dedicating myself to the preservation of liberty in our beloved country and our cherished “Idahome.”
Dedication to Service: Strengthening Our Community in Idahome
Since moving to this state 18 years ago, I have loved exploring the hidden gems here, spanning all the way from Bonners Ferry to Rogerson. I love to hike, and of all the mountains I’ve wandered, none compare to the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho. Those mountains are home and I’ve hiked nearly 300 miles of their beautiful wilderness. I love to paddleboard, fish, camp… really anything outdoors in our beautiful Idahome and beyond. I also love to run, box, dance, cook, spend time with my family and friends; and on a cozy day, I love to curl up with a good book!
My heart is to serve and give back to this community which has afforded me such a wonderful place to grow up. I aim to be accessible to my county and create friendships with voters who I now represent in our Party.